National / International News

VIDEO: The secretive state of Turkmenistan

BBC - 2 hours 42 min ago
Turkmenistan in Central Asia is one of the most isolated and secretive states in the world, dissent is not tolerated and suspicion reigns.

Jordan ends death penalty moratorium

BBC - 2 hours 51 min ago
Jordan executes 11 men convicted of murder, ending a eight-year moratorium on the death penalty.

VIDEO: Castro delivers defiant speech

BBC - 2 hours 56 min ago
The Cuban President, Raul Castro, has addressed the closing session of parliament just days after announcing an agreement with the United States to re-establish diplomatic ties.

Domestic abuse free helpline opens

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-20 23:12
A free helpline offers support to victims of domestic abuse over the Christmas and New Year holidays.

Muhammad Ali Hospitalized With Mild Pneumonia

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-20 22:33

A spokesman said Saturday that the 72-year-old boxing great is in stable condition, and that his prognosis is good because the pneumonia was caught early.

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VIDEO: Pakistan 'in mourning and on edge'

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-20 21:44
Pakistan has announced it will execute more militant prisoners in the next few days after lifting a moratorium in response to the Peshawar school massacre.

VIDEO: Tremors endanger Michelangelo's David

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-20 21:40
The Italian government is to spend around €200,000 (£156,000) on a new plinth for Michaelangelo's David to protect the statue from earth tremors.

VIDEO: Knife attacker is shot dead in France

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-20 21:36
A man has been killed by police near the city of Tours in central France, after attacking officers with a knife.

Ambulance targets plan revealed

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-20 21:00
Target times for ambulances to reach some seriously ill patients could be lengthened, a document leaked to the BBC shows.

Tunisians poised to elect president

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-20 20:49
Tunisians are set to vote for their first freely elected president in a run-off election seen as a landmark in the country's move to democracy.

Bird flu poultry restrictions lifted

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-20 20:48
Restrictions on the movement of poultry in East Yorkshire after an outbreak of bird flu at a duck breeding farm are lifted.

Muhammad Ali down with pneumonia

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-20 20:19
Former three-time heavyweight champion boxer Muhammad Ali has been taken to hospital with a mild case of pneumonia, his spokesman says.

Mother charged with Cairns murders

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-20 18:28
Australian authorities charge a woman in the northern city of Cairns with the murder of seven of her children and her niece.

Voices of grief and determination

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-20 18:24
Grief and determination after Taliban school massacre

What Cuba's new friendship with the US means for everyday life

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-20 17:54
What Cuba's new pact with the US means for everyday life

VIDEO: Fixing bones with a household drill

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-20 17:09
Safe surgery with a DIY essential

The family with 34 children - and counting

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-20 17:04
The family with 34 children - and they're adding two more

More support for ex-forces prisoners

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-20 16:27
Ex-armed forces members who are sent to prison will get more support following a review of how they are treated, the Ministry of Justice says.

Welby seeks gay marriage 'bridge'

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-20 16:04
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby tells Desert Island Discs he is trying to bridge a split in the Church over same-sex marriage.

US insists North Korea behind hack

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-20 15:47
The US says North Korea must admit "culpability" for a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures after North Korea suggests a joint inquiry into the attack.

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